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:D :D :D :D HEY coug i just returnd from a great hunt, took my dad to red bluff lodge in south carolina for his christmas presenet, and the 56 year old dad hasnt taken an animal for 15+ years well he got a nice 150 bore hog and a real nice doe, to make it more intresting i myself go to kill two fat and tasty rooters my first hogs ever the first one i took and killed the first your going to be proud :D :D :D , with my .44 mag 629 15 yards away oh man my first encounter with a hog up close and dad watching on i hit her hard and she ran 15 more yards and dropped and twiched but twice, the 300grjsp from georgia arms ammo did the trick but wondering now if i sould have used hornady 300 gr xtp? but killed her dead , the other was a real big 190lbs.dressed out bore 100yards in almost pitch black night out of a stand thaks for the full moon thusday nihgt. i was able to recover the brass casing the exit wound was real nasty and cool the rooter only moved one foot down and no movement, man shooting at night has somthing to do witha good 50mm leoupld scope and shooting ability. :D :D :D
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kevin said:
wondering now if i sould have used hornady 300 gr xtp? but killed her dead
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GOOD DEAL!

If there is anything BETTER than blowing away a rooter close up like that with a handgun, well I just ain't found it yet :wink:

Sounds to me like what you were firing for ammo did the trick in just fine shape. The Horadayy 300 xtp IS a damn good killer on whatever it hits.

Reminds me though.....I packed a Smith 629 DX for a goodly amount of years, 8 3/8 bbl it was. Was stuffed with them 300 XTP bullets one day when I was boppin up a trail on an ATV. I saw something low and off to my right, and then it flushed in front of me and flew to my left.

I jumped on the binders and drew and fired. Danged if it didn't explode in the air! Was a Ruffed Grouse, took em clean I did, on the wing with a handgun~ On a bet, don't reckon I could do that again.

Point here is that them 300 XTP bullets will work on just about anything :)

One of my most memorable pigs was the one that attacked and I shot off the end of the gun barrel with a FA 45 Colt. MAN that was fun!

Keep on killin em and post some pics of the carnage :D

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I've used the 300 XTP on exactly one hog. About 250 pounds. Dropped him with a single shot between the eyes about 15' off the tips of my boots. It worked but I sure wasn't pleased with how it worked.

Found the bullet and jacket separated but close together under the hide on his right side after it went thru the front shoulder missing bone. A hard cast would have exited. Still It dropped him rat now and that was what was important at that particular moment as I didn't have much more room to spare.

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